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      11-19-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Need AutoX Tires/Wheels

I've been searching but not really finding the answer I'm looking for.

I'm new to autocross but I've just about had it with my daily driver wheels & tires. My wheels are a staggered 19" setup and tires are Falken 452's. I could certainly keep running on this setup to help me practice recovering from sliding and my rear end coming out (not necessary) as that's all that happens when I try to put power to the ground. Not to mention these tires don't exactly have a lot of tread on them and they aren't cheap.

I'm not looking to spend a lot of money on this hobby (yet) and I've read going 255's on all four corners is the way to go. What is the most economical setup to get into without blowing the bank?

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I need 4 wheels and 4 tires dedicated to autocross. I don't have a lot of money to blow on this hobby as I've only been a few times but driving my staggered 19" setup on glass tires is no longer an option. Options?
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This is a fine way to go. In the neighborhood of $1500.
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source 2 sets of stock 18x8.5 rears and run 255s on all 4 corners?
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Originally Posted by satakal View Post
Yup pretty much this. The RS3 is probably the best bang for the buck track tire out there at the moment. and by sticking with 17's/255 theyre fairly cheap. I can usually get about a year out of a set of RS3s thats with autox once a month and 3-4 track days.
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